2 Replies Latest reply on May 24, 2010 1:10 PM by Sharker

    DH55HC MB Multiple Monitor setup

    Sharker

      I have built a computer with the DH55HC, and want to run a triple monitor off it. I assumed I could use the onboard video and a PCI-E card to accomplish this (one of of the onboard, dual off the Nvida GeForce 9500GT). I have only been able to get either/or. Since the board only has a single pci-e slot, I cant add another 9500GT. Fine, I bought 2 Geforce 9400GT cards, the PCI equivalent. If I add a single PCI card, I get no video at all.. I removed the PCI-E card,a nd added 2 PCI cards.. nothing. I removed one of the cards so I had a single PCI video card... nothing. Is there any wasy of accomplishing this?

       

      thanks

        • 1. Re: DH55HC MB Multiple Monitor setup
          Diego_Intel

          Hi,

           

          PCI video cards on the 4-series and 5-series (like the DH55HC) boards are not POR(Plan of Record), meaning it was not intended to work as part of the design(they are not validated and/or supported)

           

          Furthermore, when a as per the design of our graphics controllers, when a PCI Express* video card is installed on the computer, the system will electronically disable the integrated graphics controller, therefore it is not possible to use a PCI Express* video controller and the integrated video controller on the processor.

           

          Keep in mind that this motherboard does not have an integrated video controller, it only has video ports, those ports will become active when you use a processor that features Intel® HD Graphics (integrated video chip), otherwise those ports will not work. The following site provides the list of compatible processors for this motherboard and the list of the ones that will require an add-in video card when being used with this motherboard:

           

          http://processormatch.intel.com/CompDB/SearchResult.aspx?Boardname=dh55hc

           

          So, basically in order to use three monitors on this system you would need to use a video card that provides three pipes of video output.

          • 2. Re: DH55HC MB Multiple Monitor setup
            Sharker

            Thank you.. At least I know I am not losing my mind

             

            I will get a new video card for it

            I appreciate the help